IN PHOTOS: Powerful May storm ‘Eugen’ strikes western Germany

IN PHOTOS: Powerful May storm 'Eugen' strikes western Germany
A man covered up an asparagus field in Darmstadt, Hesse amid heavy winds on Tuesday. Photo: DPA
In the west and north of Germany, gusts of up to 140 km/h were measured around the country as the storm front dubbed 'Eugen' struck. 

The German Weather Service (DWD) has issued a storm warning, of either the highest level of red or second level of orange, around the country.

Severe gales up to 100 km/h struck lowland areas. On exposed mountain peaks, hurricane-like gusts ranging between 105 to 138 km/h were recorded.

In the west and northwest, there have also been thunderstorms with sleet or small hail, and winds of up to 80km per hour.

This map from DWD shows the German regions which were most affected by the storm, which was set to pass by Wednesday morning.

DWD also broke down the cities which recorded the highest wind speeds on Tuesday.

Here’s a look in photos of the impact the storm has had around the country.

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Dark clouds drifted over a rapeseed field in Worringen, North Rhine-Westphalia, where there were winds of up to 100 km per hour. Photo below: picture alliance/dpa | Federico Gambarini

The poles from a destroyed coronavirus test centre were strewn in a car park in Bad Oeynhausen, North Rhine-Westphalia. Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Lino Mirgeler.

But the storm was not such a bad thing for the many kite surfers who took advantage of the strong winds at the Boddensee, in Friedrichshafen, Baden-Württemberg. Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Felix Kästle

‘Sturm’ was the top trending tag on Twitter as many people posted their photos and videos of the ominously dark skies with fast moving clouds.

The winds were so strong that they brought down several trees, such as this one in Hanover. Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Julian Stratenschulte

In Berlin, which was not as heavily affected, cherry blossom trees looked extra dramatic against the grey sky. They alluded to the warm weather to follow everywhere in Germany over the next few days, bringing temperatures of up to 28C by Sunday. Photo: picture alliance/dpa | Jörg Carstensen


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